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Corvette Club Adds $10,000 to Its Scholarship Fund at Penn College

A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, an award-winning restoration project completed by Penn College students, is showcased at the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club’s "Corvettes on Main Street" event in Muncy in 2016.

Financial aid opportunities for students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s automotive restoration technology and related majors got a substantial boost through a recent scholarship donation from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club.

Club members delivered a $10,000 check to the college, representing proceeds from its popular “Corvettes on Main Street” car show held each fall in Muncy.

Awards from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Scholarship Fund are made each fall to a first-year student from the organization’s 10-county membership area who is enrolled full time in automotive technology, automotive service sales and marketing, collision repair technology or automotive restoration technology.

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Solar Eclipse to Be Broadcast Live in SASC on Monday

Students with free time between classes and labs are invited to watch Science Channel‘s high-definition broadcast of the total solar eclipse from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday in the Student & Administrative Services Center’s first-floor presentation room (1056).

Cookout, Parade Ease Little Leaguers Toward Series Opener

The Asia-Pacific and Japan teams gather around the Wildcat.

Pennsylvania College of Technology once again helped to embrace visitors to Williamsport for the Little League Baseball World Series, which begins Thursday and culminates in the title game on Sunday, Aug. 27. On the eve of play, the college hosted its ninth annual cookout for more than 350 Little League players, coaches, team “uncles,” umpires and officials on the lawn outside the Bush Campus Center. Penn College also participated in Wednesday evening’s Grand Slam Parade, which started near the Center for Business & Workforce Development and traveled down West Fourth Street to Market.

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Valedictory Q&A Touches Base With Outgoing LL Chairman

"6 Innings With Davie Jane Gilmour"6 Innings With Davie Jane Gilmour,” marking the Penn College president’s final year as chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, shares myth-busting insight and eye-opening introspection – including her favorite experience and funniest moment – from a five-year term that ends in November. Among her observations is that participation in sports takes scholar-athletes well beyond the playing fields to boundless success in their chosen fields. “Why? Because they learn how to manage their time, they learn how to communicate and function as a team,” Gilmour says. “When they leave Penn College or any other educational institution, they’re going to be the people employers are looking for because they can do more than a task. They can be a bigger contributor to the whole.”

Workforce Development to Be Showcased During PM Exchange

Workforce development to be showcased at chamber's PM Exchange.

Experience the innovative ways companies are bridging the skills gap during Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Workforce Development PM Exchange from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Together with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Penn College will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for Business & Workforce Development, 1127 W. Fourth St.

“A great deal has changed in the past decade with new infrastructure, significant technology upgrades and vastly expanded program offerings,” notes Shannon Munro, vice president for workforce development. “Penn College assists companies nationwide to improve competencies in topics such as business, industrial, plastics, computer, energy and health care.”

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Department of Commerce Invests in College’s Welding Expansion

A $2 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration will help Penn College expand its welding facilities and increase the number of students enrolled in welding majors at the college.

The U.S. Department of Commerce has recognized Pennsylvania College of Technology’s vital contribution to the skilled workforce with a $2 million grant earmarked for expanding the college’s Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center.

The Economic Development Administration grant, combined with a $3 million match from the college, will approximately double the size of welding instructional space to more than 40,000 square feet and support an additional 60 students annually. There are currently about 350 welding students at Penn College.

“We are honored to be awarded this grant that will facilitate expansion of one of our most popular programs,” said Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost. “For generations, our welding department has produced graduates essential to the manufacturing workforce. Today, the need for skilled technical workers is acute. The grant ensures that more students will be given the opportunity to earn rewarding careers and fill that void. I’m thankful for the staff and faculty who worked very hard to make the possibility of expansion a reality.”

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Semester Start-Up Fodder for Newswatch 16 Broadcast

WNEP visits campus

Newswatch 16’s Kristina Papa visited campus Monday for a feature on the first day of classes at Penn College. In addition to spending time on the pedestrian mall, she talked with Caleb E. Cartmell, an automotive management technology major and president of the Student Government Association; Craig A. Miller, associate professor of history/political science and chair-elect of College Council; and Keanu N. Koch-Pfirman, a pre-physician assistant student from South Williamsport. Papa’s report aired during that evening’s newscasts.

National Poster Show Exhibited at Penn College

Posters line a wall in The Gallery at Penn College for the National Poster Retrospecticus, on display through Oct. 11.

An internationally traveling poster show that has graced the walls of exciting venues like The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is on exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College through Oct. 11.

The National Poster Retrospecticus (NPR) features hand-printed posters made by prominent designers from around the world. The display of 100 posters at Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a comprehensive and eclectic mix of posters, including “gig posters” created for musical performances, as well as prints celebrating America’s national parks.

“Our students are very excited, as am I, about the NPR show,” said Nicholas L. Stephenson, graphic design instructor. “Poster shows like this one are important because they articulate both the designer’s personal artistic vision and because they are representative of the times in which they are created. This is a great show for anyone who is interested in design, music and/or art. It’s a rare opportunity to see work close up from some of today’s most important and influential graphic designers and illustrators.”

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A Helpful, Cordial ‘Hello’ to Fall 2017

Campus View RAs can’t contain their excitement!

With their loved ones providing an emotional, 11th-hour nudge toward an exciting and imminent tomorrow – and their new Penn College family sharing the reassuring voice of experience – Fall 2017 students greeted the academic year during traditional Welcome Weekend activities. After checking into their apartments on Saturday (and hitting area stores for those “must-have” items that weren’t on the list), the newest members of the campus community processed into the Rose Street Courtyard to celebrate their official arrival. More activities and acclimation followed, culminating in the start of classes Monday morning.

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Busy Summer Sets Stage for Penn College Fall Sports Seasons

Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports athletes begin workouts this week in preparation for their openers, and administrators have been busy behind the scenes throughout the summer laying the groundwork for what they hope will be successful seasons – with an added incentive for most teams.

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Penn College Welcomes New Employees

PCToday continues its regular feature – welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.

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Penn College Summer ’17 Grad List Issued

Pennsylvania College of Technology has released its list of graduates for the Summer 2017 semester.

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College Announces Dean’s List for Summer 2017 Semester

Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced its Summer 2017 dean’s list.

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Penn College Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class

2017 Hall of Fame class announced

Penn College’s Athletics Department has announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class: Zachary M. Plannick, Steven D. Bull, William J. DeAngelo and LeRoy Joiner.

The inductees will enter the Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the Thompson Professional Development Center.

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Wildcat Baseball Team on Field Crew for Major League Game

When the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates square off Aug. 20 in the MLB Little League Classic, there will be a few familiar faces at the nationally televised event. Approximately 20 Penn College baseball players and head coach Chris Howard will be responsible for the field tarp in case of inclement weather at the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game.

“I’ve never had a quicker reply to a group text from any team as I did when I asked the guys who wanted to volunteer for this,” Howard recalled. “I had all 20 volunteers well within an hour.”

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